PETALING JAYA: Northern Corridor Implementation Authority (NCIA) chief executive Datuk Redza Rafiq has been tipped as a candidate to helm Syarikat Prasarana Negara Bhd, according to an industry source.
It was previously reported that Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) chief operating officer Shahril Mokhtar was also a strong candidate to fill up the top position at Prasarana, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Ministry of Finance (MoF).
The two were said to be among four to five candidates that were on a list to lead Prasarana following news that Prasarana’s current group managing director Datuk Idrose Mohamed contract would not be renewed when it expires tomorrow.
Idrose has been with Prasarana since October 1, 2008. The source said MoF should make an announcement on who would be the next to helm Prasarana by Oct 1.
Redza, formerly the managing director of Cyberview Sdn Bhd, was appointed to lead NCIA effective Jan 1 this year. He has been involved in the development of Cyberjaya since 1997.
Meanwhile, Shahril, who has been with SPAD since June 7, was previously an adviser in the Economic Planning Unit and was also involved in the laboratory for urban public transport.
Prior to that, he was the corporate planning and strategy general manager of Rangkaian Pengangkutan Integrasi Deras Sdn Bhd (RapidKL), a subsidiary of Prasarana.